Timorous Beastie (46.8%) is what we call a vatted malt, basically it’s a luxury blend of single malts from different distilleries of quality. It comes from the excellent independent bottler Douglas Laing (you will read more about him here, believe me, you’ll only ask for that). The “purists” that pretend that the single malt is the only real good whisky will have to accept the idea that today (and for some years in fact) some people make very (very) good blends.